Elizabeth Fournier

Wednesday 16 April 2014
YESTERDAY was a glorious, sunny day in London – clear blue skies with a hint of the crisp spring weather that typifies a British April. Lunching City workers donned light coats and sunglasses, keen to soak up the rays.
Monday 14 April 2014
The boss of London’s new derivatives exchange tells Elizabeth Fournier why competition is the key to success
Monday 14 April 2014
A CRUCIAL decision on non-financial reporting rules risks creating confusion and an uneven playing field across Europe, lawyers have warned.
Friday 11 April 2014
INVESTORS piled into Greece’s return to global capital markets yesterday, as the state raised €3bn (£2.47bn) through a bond sale that attracted more than €20bn of orders.
Friday 11 April 2014
MARKS & Spencer’s boss Marc Bolland usually looks pretty pleased with himself, but yesterday his proud smile was somewhat justified.
Wednesday 09 April 2014
ON MONDAY, investors panicked.
Tuesday 08 April 2014
EXECUTIVES at Lafarge and Holcim must be hoping their investors buy into the idea that good things come to those who wait.
Tuesday 08 April 2014
MAGIC circle law firm Linklaters yesterday unveiled its latest round of promotions, making up seven new London partners among the 21 lawyers named.
Tuesday 01 April 2014
ON ITS first day as a listed company in February, shares in AO.com rose by 33 per cent. Three weeks later, Poundland followed suit; jumping 23 per cent on its debut and making millionaires of several of its senior managers.
Monday 31 March 2014
FRENCH President Francois Hollande suffered a humiliating blow in yesterday’s local elections, as his ruling Socialist party lost out to both its mainstream right-wing rival and to the National Front (FN).
Monday 31 March 2014
ALMOST 25 years ago, a Hong Kong retail tycoon called Dickson Poon stunned London by taking a chance on Harvey Nichols – a fading department store in dire need of a makeover.
Monday 31 March 2014
Elizabeth Fournier treks to the home of the orang-utan and discovers honeymoon bliss
Friday 28 March 2014
THE UK’S regulatory authorities are supposed to be independent. Ofcom, Ofwat, Ofgem – all were set up to oversee our utilities markets and protect the interests of consumers.
Thursday 27 March 2014
MORE than 70 per cent of UK law firms are expecting more consolidation across the sector this year, as firms compete for a bigger slice of the legal market.
Wednesday 26 March 2014
At this morning’s launch of the latest Cranfield FTSE Women report, unconscious bias was a hot topic.
Wednesday 26 March 2014
THE NUMBER of women in Britain’s biggest company boardrooms now stands at more than 20 per cent, with just 48 more women needed on FTSE 100 boards before the government’s 25 per cent target is met.
Wednesday 26 March 2014
JUST two months into his new job as chief executive of insurer RSA, Stephen Hester is certainly making his presence felt.
Tuesday 25 March 2014
WHEN stressed out, at-odds parents are involved in a heated dispute of their own, the last thing they need is their naughtiest child barging in and asking for cash.
Tuesday 25 March 2014
CAMBRIDGE University has made more than £3m on an investment of just £100,000 that it made seven years ago, after selling its stake in biotech firm Horizon Discovery.
Friday 21 March 2014
GEORGE Osborne’s bombshell Budget announcement means the law that introduced annuities is not even going to make it to its 60th birthday.
Thursday 20 March 2014
MAGIC circle law firm Slaughter and May has promoted seven lawyers to its partnership, it said yesterday.
Wednesday 19 March 2014
INVESTORS love an excuse to panic.
Tuesday 18 March 2014
VODAFONE’s chief executive was crystal clear when asked yesterday whether he was planning bids for either ITV or Channel 5. No.
Monday 17 March 2014
Serial chairman and former tobacco boss Gareth Davis tells Elizabeth Fournier how he juggles three FTSE-listed firms
Friday 14 March 2014
DALTON Philips kicked off more than just a price war yesterday. By promising to slash prices in an effort to turn around Morrisons’ fortunes, he also exposed a growing schism at the heart of the British grocery market.

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